Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Washington Township Medical Foundation
A doctor who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R)
is also known as a physiatrist. Patients experiencing muscular dystrophy
may benefit from receiving care from a physiatrist. Muscular dystrophy
is a term used to describe a group of genetic conditions that may lead,
over time, to weakness and loss of muscle mass. A physiatrist, who helps
patients who are experiencing muscle and nerve conditions, may be able
to help you restore functionality and mobility.
Your physiatrist may, for example, recommend exercises designed to target
your muscles and to accomplish the following goals:
- Increased strength
- Increased flexibility
- Reduced pain
- Reduced muscle atrophy
Developing a Personalized Treatment Approach with Your Physiatrist
Developing a proper exercise plan with your physiatrist may be one of the
most beneficial ways to combat the effects of this condition. Your physiatrist
will be able to recommend additional aspects of your treatment plan, which
may include medication, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and more.
At Washington Township Medical Foundation, our focus is on the quality
of life and maximized mobility of patients with muscular dystrophy and
other conditions. Learn more about the services our physiatry department offers.